Schmitty, the Real New Yorkie, responded to the loss of nine of her firefighter friends from FDNY Ladder Company 25 on 9/11/2001 by posing for a line of greeting cards. For two years 100% of the proceeds from Schmittyís New Yorkie Greetings went to the Uniform Firefighters Association Scholarship Fund. Inspired by the success of this effort, Schmittyís flag cards were sent to the guys and gals fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan in the National Guard & Reserve to help them thank their employers back home for their support. Today, Schmitty and New Yorkie Greetings continue to give back to firefighters and other worthwhile cases. For more info go to